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October 3 - October 24, 2018
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Paul Phalen

Across the Waters

"The solution is in our hands..."

Points Total

  • 0 Today
  • 0 This Week
  • 1,029 Total

Participant Impact

  • up to
    26
    pounds of CO2
    have been saved
  • up to
    1.0
    lightbulbs
    replaced
  • up to
    66
    plastic bottles
    not sent to the landfill
  • up to
    440
    gallons of water
    have been saved
  • up to
    945
    minutes
    spent exercising
  • up to
    44
    more servings
    of fruits and vegetables
  • up to
    30
    minutes
    spent learning

Paul's Actions

Energy

Switch to Cold Water

I will switch to washing my clothes in cold water, saving up to 1,600 lbs of C02 over the course of the next year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Launch a Recycling Program

I will start a recycling program at my workplace or school. If a recycling program exists, I will advocate for ways to improve and expand it.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Use an Energy Meter

I will use an energy meter to monitor my energy use and identify opportunities to save power.

Completed
One-Time Action

Energy

Choose LED Bulbs

I will replace 1 incandescent lightbulb(s) with Energy Star-certified LED bulbs, saving up to $14 per fixture per year.

Completed
One-Time Action

Health

More Fruits and Veggies

I will eat a heart healthy diet by adding 2 cup(s) of fruits and vegetables each day to achieve at least 4 cups per day.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Exercise Daily

Exercise is a great stress blaster! I will exercise for 45 minute(s) each day.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Go get a check up

I will make an appointment for my annual physical.

Completed
One-Time Action

Food

Plant an Herb Garden

I will plant an herb garden in my home, workplace, or dorm room.

Completed
One-Time Action

Waste

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

I will keep 3 disposable plastic bottle(s) from entering the waste stream by using a reusable water bottle.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Water

5-Minute Showers

I will save up to 20 gallons (75 L) of water each day by taking 5-minute showers.

COMPLETED 22
DAILY ACTIONS

Health

Avoid refined sugar

I will adopt a diet free of refined sugars, which eliminates sweetened beverages, candy, and processed foods.

COMPLETED 21
DAILY ACTIONS

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  • Paul Phalen's avatar
    Paul Phalen 10/24/2018 8:48 AM
    Had fun.  We made it to the end.  Now keep going!

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    Paul Phalen 10/23/2018 2:42 PM
    One more day to go.  The numbers of bottles saved and water saved for the whole challenge is great!

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    Paul Phalen 10/23/2018 2:30 PM
    forgot to record a day and got in big trouble from the boss!

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    Paul Phalen 10/21/2018 6:29 PM
    Got to plant the indoor herb garden within the next 3 days!

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    Paul Phalen 10/20/2018 8:17 PM
    Only 4 more days to go!!!

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    Paul Phalen 10/19/2018 2:41 PM
    Plastic water bottles are such a waste!
  • Reflection Question
    Energy Switch to Cold Water
    What do you plan to do with the money you save from making more energy efficient choices?

    Paul Phalen's avatar
    Paul Phalen 10/19/2018 2:40 PM
    Pay bills and more bills.

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    Paul Phalen 10/18/2018 1:58 PM
    Saving the environment is not a new thing!   Close to 50 years ago I was taught in grade school to stick a brick in the toilet to save water! 

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    Paul Phalen 10/17/2018 2:40 PM
    Day 15 - 5 minute shower and eating apples.

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    Paul Phalen 10/16/2018 7:22 AM
    Eating lots of Vermont apples.